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Details about  Pershing Professional Badge FULL SET 56 FA Bgde Missile

Pershing Professional Badge FULL SET 56 FA Bgde Missile See original listing
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Mar 21, 2011 00:02:21 PDT
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Time Period, War:

Cold War


Military Collectibles

Vintage US Army badges from the Cold War.  This is the full set for the 56th Field Artillery Brigade:  Bronze, Silver, and Gold (colors, not metal content).  These measure about 3 inches from tip to tip and each has two prongs on the back for attachment to the uniform.  There are no hallmarks anywhere on the badges that I can see, front or back.  "QRA" appears below each missile, in the exhaust plume, and officially stood for "Quick Reaction Alert" but I'm told that it also stood for the unofficial motto of the nuclear-tipped weapon system:  Quick, Reliable, Accurate.  These are rarely seen in any metal, but the silver and gold badges are especially tough to find as they were rarely awarded.  According to William K. Emerson in his book, "Marksmanship in the U.S. Army," the gold badges were awarded ONLY to those who actually launched a Pershing missile and test launches were not done often.      

NOTE:  By request, as of September 2007, all my auctions are private, masking the identities of all bidders.  I respect the confidentiality concerns of some bidders and will not reveal your identity if asked to do so.

TERMS:  Payment by PayPal within three days please.  Badges will be wrapped in bubblewrap and shipped in a small box.

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